10A Milford Street‚ Ipswich City

For a park with the true trademark heritage feel of Ipswich, you can't go past Queens Park. One of the oldest parks in Queensland - a monument there was erected in 1864 - you can sense the history in the rocks beneath your feet and in the grand, established shady trees.

As you descend the hill entering Ipswich Central from the east, you can't help be impressed with this gracious, green expanse. The playground alone is worth a stop - with the city's coal mining history as its inspiration, the impressive design features a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride and water pumps to cool off. You won't be able to drag the kids away.

The Environmental Education Centre is connected to the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café, where you can satisfy your hunger cravings before heading off to the renowned Ipswich Nature Centre (opened in 1936) to view cute and furry animals such as wombats, bilbies and quolls. Nearby is the heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre, designed by Walter Burley-Griffin and home to the Ipswich Little Theatre. To complete your visit, stroll around the beautiful and relaxing Japanese Nerima Gardens.

  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet

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Recent Reviews


May 2019

Versatile Grounds

A park that has many options covering needs for all occasions. Nice picnic areas including tables or grass areas. Plenty of activities for children including a versatile playground which includes a... more »

Louise T

Jun 2019


Really nice park with a nice cafe, love the nature centre animal park, its free and a great thing to have. Though I believe some of the animals should be in better conditions. more »


Jun 2019

Ipswich you should be ashamed

What was once a beautiful park has now turned into a disgrace. We came up here for a nice family afternoon which turned into a horror afternoon as I was honestly scared for our safety. There was... more »


May 2019

Green gem

After living overseas for a decade and returning home to Ipswich for a visit I was shocked and surprised to find this gem in Ipswich. Such a lovely place to visit. more »

Natasha G

Oct 2018

Love the Nature Centre

We've visited the Queens Park Nature Centre since our daughter was 18 months old, she's now 12 and still loves to go see the animals. The best thing about it too is that its FREE. Its a nice way to... more »